Sep 13, 2012 1:00am PDT
.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, in the last 24 hours, at times like this, frankly all of any president's public appearances have a higher than normal potential to make real news. so we are going to be monitoring the president's campaign speech, and if he makes comments about the protests in libya, we will bring that to you. the president just sat down with an interview with jose diaz balart, the host of telemundo on our sister network. excerpts of this interview are going to air on telemundo tomorrow morning and also ton their nightly news show jose diaz balart at 6:30 p.m. but what we've got right now is exclusive. with you're about to see here has not been seen anywhere until now. this is the president of the united states, giving his first extended response to questions about yesterday's events in benghazi, libya and in cairo, egypt. >> mr. president, for the first time since 1979, a sitting ambassador, christopher stevens, plus three other americans were killed in the line of duty. we send more than a billion dollars a year to egypt, tens of millions to libya after its liberation.
Sep 14, 2012 1:00am PDT
moammar gadhafi was still alive, when he was still the dictator of libya, gadhafi had a plan to settle the conflict between israel and the palestinians. to settle that issue once and for all in a very simple way, all you had to do, he said, was make a new place. a new place that would be called isratine. so it was like israel and palestine but you combined them so it would be isratine. he thought just calling a new place that would settle everything. moammar gadhafi also had a condoleezza price problem in he loved condoleezza rice too much. when his compound in tripoli was overrun by rebel forces one thing he found in his living quarters was a mash book of pictures and clippings about condoleezza rice. every page a new thing about condoleezza rice. eke. gadhafi it turns out was also afraid of the top floors of buildings that had multiple floors. ga dauf dhafi also never liked to go anywhere without a ukrainian nurse. he had a whole fleet of ukrainian nurses. there was one familiar blond one he liked with him at all times. gadhafi's son once booked mariah carey to perform for the gadhaf
Sep 15, 2012 3:00am PDT
all over the world and the continuing aftermath of our ambassador being murdered this week in libya along with three other americans. there's a lot else that happened today in the news. there's a ton to get to in tonight's show. including a surprise ruling out of wisconsin that has overturned republican governor scott walker's union stripping law there and surprise ruling in virginia on republican efforts to effectively ban abortion in the state of virginia. and another surprise ruling today shutting down a big voter purge planned by a republican secretary of state in one of the nine swing states that both presidential campaigns believe is going to decide this election. that is all ahead this hour, all from today's news. it is a very big show. >>> we start with tonight's top story and with a decision made in march 2003, which is when then-president george w. bush ordered the u.s.-led invasion of iraq, march 2003. it was also the month when it was ordered that the flag-draped coffins of american service members killed abroad could not be photographed when those coffins got back to th
Sep 12, 2012 1:00am PDT
with breaking news. it's international. it's out of libya this evening in the city of benghazi. a mob descended on the u.s. consulate in benghazi today and set it on fire. witnesses say explosions were heard nearby and the men who attacked the american building were armed. there are conflicting reports about exactly how grave the attack was on the u.s. consulate. some are siting that a staffer, an american official was killed in the attack on the consulate. now while the state department has condemned the attack, officials are saying it's impossible to confirm the reporting about the potential death of a u.s. official in libya. at least at this time it is impossible to confirm it. nbc news is working to confirm that report. it's based on comments from a libyan official at this time. >>> also today in cairo, a group of protesters there breached the outer walls of the u.s. embassy in cairo. the embassy has been described as fortress-like. you can see that in some of the images. the protesters in cairo reportedly luted some of the buildings inside these outer walls after they breached the perimete
Sep 18, 2012 9:00pm PDT
chronologically that we have the libya and egypt gaffe right before this happened. the sleeper issue is foreign policy and national security stuff. to have made comments that blunt and reckless about the palestinian/israeli peace process, to come out while the embassy was still being attacked, and to have displayed, nobody has been talking about this at all today, but to display basic ignorance about nuclear national security in terms of a nuclear bomb and a dirty bomb in the context of iran, i feel like that stuff makes me hyper ventilate a little bit about this campaign in a way about how close this man is to the presidency with some real serious weaknesses on national security. >> you can bet a lot of people are asking that question. it's less the specifics about his foreign policy. than is he really ready for the presidency? he already suffered the image of being brittle, awkward, inauthentic. not quite ready to be president. now when he makes these gaffes one after the other, rem any sent of what was said about the 1960s, many republicans are exemptions in the tax code because mostly that'
Sep 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, and then he said it was fine. he said we should have intervened in libya sooner. then he ran down a hallway to run away from the reporters who were asking questions. then he said, the intervention was too aggressive. then he said the world was a better place because the intervention succeeded. talk about being for it beforia were against it. >> what a difference 8 years makes. john kerry, the democratic presidential nominee in 2004, derided by the republicans that year as the for it before he was against it guy who couldn't be trusted to take over foreign policy from george w. bush. amazing as it sounds that republicans ran on foreign policy in the era of george w. bush, they certainly did. but now in the post-george w. bush era, republicans can do no such thing. they're still using the military for a prop. they unveiled their vice presidential nominee by having him literally run out from a battleship as if he had just been in there swabbing the decks or something when they happened to hear his name called, i guess i better get out there. there was no mention of the war we rur currently fig
Sep 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
leans democratic. weekends with alex witt starts now. >>> what happened in libya? new word from the top u.s. spy office on the killing of the american ambassador there. was it another september 11th al qaeda attack? >>> 38 days and counting. polls show a turn toward the president. how might those numbers affect what happens at the voting booth in november? we'll examine that. >>> not seeing red anymore? one report this morning suggests that an attack on iran by israel may not be as close as once thought. >>> in office politics, the "today" show's